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Kim: A Longman Cultural Edition, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Rudyard Kipling, Paula Krebs, Tricia Lootens

Published by Longman

Published Date: Feb 3, 2010

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From Longman's Cultural Edition series, Rudyard Kipling's Kim, edited by Paula M. Krebs and Tricia Lootens, sets Kipling's most important novel in both its imperial and its literary contexts.


Ever since its publication in 1900, Kipling's story of British India has catalyzed fantasies and debates over colonialism and imperialism.

Through a series of selections from Kipling's poetry, travel writing, autobiography--and, crucially, his work as a young journalist--this edition offers students and teachers new ways of reading the tale of how the young streetwise Kim, "Little Friend of All the World," becomes both a Buddhist holy man's disciple and a British spy.


Handsomely produced and affordably priced, the Longman Cultural Editions series presents classic works in provocative and illuminating contexts-cultural, critical, and literary. Each Cultural Edition consists of the complete texts of important literary works, reliably edited, headed by an inviting introduction, and supplemented by helpful annotations; a table of dates to track its composition, publication, and public reception in relation to biographical, cultural and historical events; and a guide for further inquiry and study.


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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

About Longman Cultural Editions

About This Edition


Table of Dates



Glossary for Kim


Imperialism: British India and Beyond

Rudyard Kipling, from Civil and Military Gazette

Muhammad Mafiz Ali, The Truth about Russia and England from a Native’s Point of View

from Hand-book of General Instructions for the Survey of India Department

Sir Hugh Clifford, from “Up-Country”

Kipling and Kim

from “Home”

from “The Edge of the East”

from Something of Myself

from “Kim o’ the Rishti”

“What Happened”

“The Native-Born”

“The Ballad of the King’s Jest”

“The Mother-Lodge”



“The Mark of the Beast”

Further Reading

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